what would cause a 45 cal 1911 to throw spent casings back at my head? a bad extractor?
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Are you shooting indoors or out?
could be the Ejector, Extractor or worn out recoil spring... I've had the same problem in the past. I had my gunsmith did a little work on the ejector and helped, but when I use cheap ammo it tends to fly back towards my forehead. I'm getting ready to replace the ejector to see if that helps. I also adjusted my Extractor as well.
You also may want to think about replacing the recoil spring....
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You must have a big head.
Some of my guns do that. Some don't. It varies too so I'm thinking the ammo and my grip share some of the blame.
On a 1911, you might need to fit an extended ejector. that should get the brass out and away from your head.